School Power interactive story book resources to support Children’s Book Week
According to the National Literacy Trust, one in six people in the UK cannot read, write or communicate as well as they need to. Children’s Book Week began with the idea that children’s books can change lives. Today, book reading extends beyond the printed medium as advancements in technology enable children to have a wider access to reading materials via a number of online and hand-held devices.
To support Children’s Book Week, we are highlighting a series of interactive story books designed and developed by dbda for National Grid’s School Power. The books allow pupils (aged 4-7 years), teachers and parents to read the stories online, on interactive whiteboards and PCs. Each story is read aloud by a narrator, whilst the words highlight as they are being read and are part of the (STEM) education programme that aims to inspire the inventors, engineers and scientists of the future. The books cover three science topics:
Jonathan Richardson, Education and Skills Project Lead at National Grid says, “The books are an excellent way of encouraging literacy both in the classroom and at home. dbda’s expertise has enabled us to communicate science messages to a young audience who can relate the learning to their everyday lives in a fun and memorable way.”
To find out more about School Power and access the interactive story books, visit: www.nationalgrideducation.com.